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will be back on. we have asked all the local governments that have had a down or registers office on monday and tuesday to extend their house over the next three or four days, so anybody that did not get to vote monday or tuesday can take advantage of those late hours to vote, so nobody does not have that absentee ballot rules. it does not change the rules. >> we know how close this election is and we have seen them getting tuned over to lawyers, does anything that's happened involve the absentee voting law a ground work for any challenges on the road? >> i don't think so. we're hoping this is an extension that we have requested and there's several in northern virginia that had to close their offices in the interest of public safety. we're pretty confident with working together that they are going to be extensions of time for people to vote and then we have no reason to believe that all of the places will not have the power restored by the end of the week. there should be no disruption and we ask the citizen to make sure that they vote and the can at this times were nice enough to cancel th
morning news. some important notes to pass along for you right now. the federal government will reopen today. employees still have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. most schools are reopened today but there are some delays. can you find all that information scrolling on the bottom of the screen. >> now, the power outages. utility companies are making head way. at this hour, dominion virginia has just under 21,000 people still in the dark. bge is now under 30,000 in anne arundel, howard, prince george's counties. pepco promised to have the power restored to 90% of its customers by this morning. >> they're moving along pretty where well there. >> great. >> other people still in the dark but we'll get there. >> yes. >> tucker, you have a lot of issues with power outages and trees. >> i mean certain neighborhoods, we just are more prone to it. my neighborhood, every time, as i said before. if my friends across the street, their children have a birthday party, blow the candles, the lights go out in the neighborhood. >> you have a lot of company. >> i do. things are going to get
four city parking garages here so that people can go ahead and do that. annapolis government offices are closed today except for central employees but that is the latest here. eyes on the sky. eyes on the water. your eyes need to be on fox 5 as hurricane coverage continues after thebreak.  >>> good morning, everyone. it is monday, october 29th. we are watching hurricane sandy this morning as it gets closer and closer to the coast. this is a live look at ocean city, maryland right now where you can see the rain in the forefront there in the camera and then the waves in the background there as they are kicking up and heading in there. we continue to watch the hurricane as the storm make its way to our area this morning. now, caution is the before the approach right now. >> it looks like everyone is taking the warnings about the storm pretty seriously. metro is closed today. that includes all rail, bus and metro access services. the federal government is also closed. d.c. government offices or closed and so are most school across the region. identify full list of closur
guidelines, guidelines that are set by the federal government. these cereals may taste good, but would you want to eat them? >> if the government was saying it's unhealthy, i would assume that it can be harmful to your body, so i wouldn't want to. >> the guidelines are voluntary. they ask that cereal not be more than 26% sugar by weight. but some cereal makers seem to be ignoring that big time. the worst offenders are more than 50% sugar. >> it's kind of surprising what we found -- that a number of cereals have more sugar than a twinkie, and this is a snack dessert that, you know, has a lot of sugar and is heavily processed. >> to figure out how much sugar is in a cereal, read the label. the government requires all food makers to list ingredients. keep in mind, that added sugar has many names. so other names of sugar on the ingredient list could be honey, high fructose corn syrup, molasses is an added -- "an added sugar," as well. and these are -- on the ingredient labels, they're listed based on the amount that's in the food. >> that's important to remember. the next most used ingredient
meetings with government officials, so the government is definitely connected as far as in the district. prince georges and montgomery county. we want to tell viewers that today is the last day to tie down everything that needs to be tied down, to get the things that you need, to get the water, to get the perishable items. because, yes, there will be outages. i'm going to say that again. yes, there will be outages. what's important is that this is a safety, an emergency situation. we want your viewers and our customers to be safe. we want our pepco employees to be safe. we have to make sure our families are safe before we go to work. we're doing that now so we can get the restoration effort started and get everybody back up as soon as we can. >> quickly, we have about 30 seconds left. what's the message you want to let people know about? what should they expect from pepco? expect the power to go out, then what should they expect in terms of response from your crews and call centers? >> what they should expect is better communication from pepco. we will have our website updated, as all i
for your trip. >>> the federal government is open today, though employees have the option for unscheduled leave and telework. most students will head back to the classrooms but some schools are still closed due to power outages. in fairfax county, the following schools will remain closed. they are language ly langly. in arlington county, bar croft elementary school is closed n d.c., jefferson county will remain closed. >> prince georges county, excel academy is closed n howard county, bowman bridge elementary school is closed and arundel county will have 17 schools that are closed today. you need to check the schools' website for that list. we will have all the information on the bottom of our korean and on >>> tucker. > good morning, allison, good morning, everybody. tough to have the schools closed on halloween because it's a fun day to be at school with the halloween parties. light rain in the area, a lot of this isn't touching the ground so the trend is to take the rain out of the forecast. we're not sure we're going to be cloud-free today as we continue to beunder the infl
on the situation and when service will resume later on today. >> federal government offices are closed again today and so are most local government and schools. -- government offices and schools. there is a complete list of closings on >> tucker barnes is here now. >> yeah. >> of a balkan busy man the last couple of days. >> getting a little tired at this point. >> come on, tucker. >> a little bit more left. >> you got to push through. >> i can handle it. we've got rain that continues for fall across the region. here is the good news. the very blustery, gusty winds we had last night have subsided. we still have breezy conditions out there but dangerous winds, i think we're done with those. that is the good news. bad news, still raining across the region. still dealing with the potential for flooding. much of the area under a flood warning until 10:30 this morning. julie has been talking about it, some runoff, some flooding on the roadways. some of the creeks and rivers are starting to flood their banks. that will be the next issue. much of the area has picked up 5-plus inches of rain.
trip. the federal government also open today although employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. there are some school delays this morning but most systems are open again today. some individual schools are closed because of power outages. you can check out the full list on also, we have it scrolling there on the bottom of your screen. >> along the potomac river, new fears of mored intoing as high tide is expected in just a few hours. >> areas in old town have already experienced somed intoing due to sandy. some businesses forced to shut down last night. melanie alnwick is live in alexandria with the latest. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are down to dry pavement for the most part here at king an upstreets in old town alexandria. just a few puddles left here. the flooding yesterday described pretty much as minor. there is still a coastal flood warning in effect for areas along the potomac, for d.c., for parts of fairfax county south of here and as well as across the river in prince george's county. that in effect until 2:00 p.m. friday. in
access. we are hoping to get an update on when service will resume later on today. >> federal government offices are closed again. so are most local government offices and schools. there is also a complete list of closings on a lot of folk still going to have to weather what is left behind. >> yes, we still have, as wisdom said, a lot to go through in terms of some rain and winds to deal with. let's get right to it and take a look at what is happening. now, what was sandy, hurricane sandy, now just a low pressure system has lost its drop we'll characteristics. it is now 90 miles west of ?rid. maximum wind still strong, 65 miles per hour. it will move its way up to the north. -- it is now 90 miles west of philadelphia. you can see that we still are under the gun in terms of wet weather. plenty of rainfall through our area and we'll see that continuing into the course of today and into this evening. by tonight, we should start to get a gradual, gradual clearing of it and we'll see lighter shower activity. once again, don't be fooled as you are driving out there. a lot of low-l
. the federal government is closed. d.c. government offices also closed and so are most schools. for a full list, please go to our website, it looks we're running close sures at the bottom of your screen there. fox 5 is all over this morning. >> fox 5 all over this storm as you said. we have crews tracking the storm in ocean city, annapolis, and fairfax county. but we begin with tucker barnes. he has the latest on sandy's changing path. >> since you went bed, san i cannen i did continues to intensify. that pressure's been falling overnight. when the pressure falls, that tells us the storm's getting stronger. a lot of reasons to be concerned about later this afternoon, tonight, as the storm makes its way inland. this is the real deal now, outer bands, yellow and red working across maryland and virginia, now really making their presence felt. the rain has been picking up pace, and will likely be moderate to heavy at times here during the course of your morning hours. that's stage one, first the heavy rains move in, then the winds. let's take a closer look at your storm system. there
creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >> reporter: meanwhile in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several campaign surrogates from the candidates' spouses to their vice presidential running mates spanned out from colorado to ohio. ohio continues to be ground zero as the neck and neck race there could be the deciding factor in who takes the white house. ohio has 18 electoral college votes and has picked the winner in 25 of the last 27 presidential elections. doug mckelway, fox news. >> let's bring in fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin to talk a bit about what's going on on the campaign trail these days. we saw mayor michael bloomberg kind of give mixed messages. he endorsed president obama today but told them him not to bother coming to new york to survey the damage. >> well, the endorsement was important. i've compared it to colin powell
's the very latest with the governments and school situation tomorrow in prince george's county? >> the government is closed and schools are closed in the county and the courts are closed. so we want people to stay indoors, stay safe and then that way as we do an assessment in the morning as to where we are, we can get out there and make sure we can get things back and running as quickly as possible. >> we certainly hope everything goes well, no more damage, no more flooding tonight in your county. county executive for prince george's county rushern baker, thanks for the update. >> we'll get a this storm is and its headed path right after the break. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> we should have got a wind gauge for sherri ly standing along the boardwalk in ocean city. since 5:00 tonight we've been talking to you off and on. it's kind of had peaks and valleys. it sounds like the winds are picking up a little bit right now. >> reporter: i would say we've definitely got to be getting t
are hoping to get an update on when service will resume later today. >> the federal government offices are also closed again, so are most local government offices, and schools. >> hundreds of thousands of people are left in the dark this morng, in dc, maryland, and virginia, and here are the current numbers for you. dominion, more than 115,000 customers out in northern virginia. pep co right now dealing with about 25,000 outages. bge has around 84,000 outages. and montgomery, prince george's, cal vert, ann arundel and howard counties. so now potomac edison and smeco are also experiencing significant outages this morning. >> so let's find out what is happening. i know it is raining in much of the area. tucker barnes can give us the latest on the forecast and tell us what is happening with sandy. hey, tucker. >> good morning, tony. good morning, allison. good morning, everybody. things have gradually been improving out there. although i wouldn't say all clear yet. heavy rain across the region and still the potential for some winds gusting to about 40 to 50 miles an hour. not done yet but
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and metro access. we should find out today when it will reopen. federal government offices are closed again today, so are most local government offices and schools. a complete list of closings is at the top of your screen. >>> well, the superstorm is not just bringing strong winds and heavy rain, west virginia is getting hit with snow and a lot of it. a blizzard warning is in effect for at least 14 counties. the state's highest elevations could get as much as three feet of snow. a state of emergency has been declared. earlier this morning we spoke with jim weiss with the office of emergency management in randolph county, west virginia. >> we don't have any power in the entire county, road crews are out working. we got a significant amount of snowfall, especially in the higher elevations, and we're talking well over a foot, maybe closer to two feet of snow. travel is almost nonexistent other than the snow plows. >> the snow ibeing blamed for at least one deadly traffic accident. there's also flooding being reported in some areas. man, with this, tucker barps is here. a little bit of everythi
is closed today. that includes all rail, bus, and met access service. the federal government is closed. dc government ofices are also closed, and so are mescals across the region. for a full list of closures, go to, we're also running the closures on the top of your screen. >>> airlines servicing reagan national and dulles international airports canceled most flights for the day. they've canceled the flights. others plan to stay open. they are monitoring things as the storm rolls through. bwi marshall also reported limited operation. passengers are being urged to check their flight status before heading out of the door. >>> all right we ask you stop for a moment to look at your screen, these are the number you need to know should your power go out. don't assume someone sells reported your outage, we've talked to the power companies this morning, and they need you to report in so that they know where the outages are. you should call your provider yourself. again these are the numbers you need to know. they'll also be rubbing at the bottom of your screen. >>> and we to want see w
the federal government will respond quickly to state and local needs. >> there's no excuse for inaction at this point. i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we are getting the resources where they're needed as quickly as possible. >> the president praised the efforts of the first responders. the president is expected to resume campaigning later in the week. republican presidential nominee mitt romney also did not campaign today, but he did spend time in the battleground state of ohio. he made several stops in the state collecting relief supplies for hurricane victims. >> it's part of the american spirit, the american way, to give to people who are in need. we have a lot of goods here and i know there's more coming in and we're going to box these things up. >> romney returns to the campaign trail tomorrow. he'll make somes in florida and the campaign still continuing to air campaign ads and romney is picking up new endorsements. today former chrysler ceo lee iacocca endorsed romney for president. >>> shawn yancy has tonight's fox 5 top five. >> we begin with the challenges of
service. the federal government is also closed. d.c. government offices or closed as well and so are most schools across it is region. >> for a full list of closures gorks to we are also running all the closures on the top of your screen. -- for a full list of closures, go to >> tucker, can you at least -- i know you are very busy over there. here, we have a picture it was right now. what is the latest on this? >> so, we're now looking it at the outer band of sandy actually working their way inland and starting to approach our area. see that banding taking place. see the yellows and reds pushing as contract bay. that is one of the outer bands. you see the banding features and sure enough, they are going to bring very heavy rain. so overnight, we've had a light steady rain across the area. we'll see the rain intensity really pick up here in the near term as that rain starts to push to the west of the bay. let's go our hd radar. let me show you the bigger picture he or the small are picture and give you some local radar and look at the rain now to the east of washi
of the government's continued support. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: the state has several coastal areas that fuel new jersey's $35 billion tourism industry. storm surge has left board walks in ruins. the wide spread damage striking a crippling blow to the state's economy. >> everything is destroyed. all of the pier, nothing is left of it. all the rides are torn down. >> reporter: governor christie says the damage is minor compared to the things that are irreplaceable. >> if you look to your wife, your left, your husband or wife, your son or daughter, those are things that can't be replaced. >> reporter: some places remain especially critical rite now including hoboken, new jersey which is just across the hudson river from manhattan. thousands remain stranded there because of flood waters. the mayor says that city needs more supplies. jennifer davis, fox news. back to you. >> we know it is early and the damage is really massive. is there any
promise you is the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials. >> reporter: rival mitt romney restarted his campaign in florida and asking supporters to help the hurricane victims and promising change. >> in seven days, the whole nation will come together. in seven days, we will come together and do the work that needs to be done. >> reporter: the sunshine state is important for both camps. new polls show romney closed the gap with the candidates nearly tied in a new quinnipiac poll. in the final push, the focus is entirely on the swing states and the campaign's final round of ads. vice president o biden -- presidential joe biden is in florida and paul ryan in wisconsin. the president will visit nevada, wisconsin, and colorado thursday. while the rest of the week is in flux for both campaigns, romney's scheduled to hold the final rally monday night in new hampshire. in washington, shannon breem, fox news. >>> early voters in d.c. and maryland wait in long lines to make the voices heard ahead of election day. >> and sandy could have a m
and look at his record, versus president obama, who has been totally unable to work with divided government in washington... >> chris: sir, if i may, on the question of abortion, though... go ahead. >> i mean, chris, it's not even an issue. it's not an issue here in wisconsin. it doesn't even move the radar at all. the people are concerned about, like i said, yesterday, is unbelievable, how many people came up to me, demanding answers on benghazi. i had a father, a marine, a young marine, saying, listen i want to know who the commander-in-chief is and what orders he gave and what didn't he give and that is the question on the table. i think for the last ten days, what happened in benghazi and, abortion doesn't even show up. >> chris: all right. i promise we'll get to benghazi in a moment. first i want to give senator warner a chance to talk about the women's issue. on the one hand, obviously, you have a lot of women who are liberal on social issues and not happy with mitt romney and on the other hand, the recession, by all standards, number of women, who have lost jobs, number of women who
to make money for the d.c. government. so this morning the mayor will announce some changes. he will speak at the mayor's press briefing room at city hall along with the police chief and transportation officials. the speed cameras automatly fine drivers and have brought in an estimated $85 million this fiscal year. >> the people have smoken and maybe we'll hear what they're having to say. >>> coming up next we'll go to fox business net work in new york. >> it's not a poll but a crucial number coming out later this morning could have a big impact on the presidential election. the latest jobs report will be released later on this morning. it's the last one before the election. we'll take a closer look at what could come out of it when fox 5 morning news continues. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
and the federal government is committed to helping out as much as possible. back to you. >> matt ackland tonight. >>> the power is out for thousands of people in our area, even still dominion virginia reporting a little more than 54,500 at this hour, pepco only about 6,000 people out of power, bge reporting just over 2,600 here in the d.c. burbs. >>> sandy also caused damage in fairfax county. trees came crash down and brought down power lines with them. this is the scene in annandale. a giant tree toppled and nearly missed clara reynolds' house. >> very frightening. >> reporter: how loud? >> real loud. you probably could have heard it a couple blocks. >> others suffered damage to their roofs. norm richards was inspecting his home earlier today, found a small leak. he used wood and blue tarp to make a temporary fix. neighbors say despite some of the damage they know sandy could have been a whole lot worse. >>> clean-up is going on now in ocean city, maryland, where it is a whole lot worse. it will be a long time before that area recovers. fox 5's sherri ly is live now with more. >> reporter: w
to fox 5 morning news. the federal government will reopen today. the employees still have the option for up scheduled leave or telework. >> most schools are reopened but there are delays out there. can you find that information scrolling on the bottom of the screen. >> utility companies are making some progress on the out ams. out -- outages. pepco promised to have the power restored to 90% of its customers by this morning. let's get a quick look at the weather now with tucker. a lot of people still in the dark and it is cold out there too. >> and it's halloween. >> isn't it amazing how we kind of dodged a bullet here when you see what is happening in new york with the airport under water, the subway under water. it was crazy. >> yeah. we'll get into that. >> okay. >> we'll let you get into today's weather. >> we got to look at that. >> we got plenty of time. >> let's do the satellite- radar. here is the good news. things wind down. not going to be a beautiful day but things will be gradually improving in the way of less rain and less wind and eventually a few peeks of sunshine today
and the district all under a state of emergency. that means local and state governments can activate the national guard and provide extra assistance if needed. d.c. mayor vincent gray joined us on fox 5 news at 10:00 to tell us how the district is getting ready. >> we're also really working hard to get as many leaves off the ground as we possibly can because if those leaves start to go down into the catch basin and storm drains, they'll clog it up and cause even more flooding than we otherwise would have had. >> gray said he's spoken with pepco about how to prevent another massive power outage like this summer. pepco is bringing in additional crews. >>> the rush is on at local hardware stores as homeowners race to get ready. there are some key things you can do to weather this storm with minimal dang. will thomas has that now. -- damage. will thomas has that now. >> we spoke with the manager of bethesda hardware tonight. he said people tend to do the bare minimum like stock up on batteries and flashlights, but this time he gave us a checklist you can run through before the weather turns bad. firs
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government is helping to restore electricity. >> the department of defense yesterday was airlifting utility crews with their equipment here to new york, to new jersey and other places impacted by the storm and more of those airlifts we anticipate to be coming over the coming days. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie putting pressure on utility companies. >> i'm getting these plans for the power companies. if they do not meet these deadlines, they're going to have big problems with me. >> reporter: in atlantic city casinos reopening for the first time since sunday when the approaching storm forced them to close their doors. residents are struggling to find gas for their cars and generators as many stations remain closed due to a lack of fuel and electricity. in staten island new york, david lee miller, fox news. >>> local runners speak out about the decision to cancel the new york city marathon. harris rosenswag was planning to run with a blind friend who traveled from new zealand to participate in the race. harris says he's still going to new york and meet up with his friend.
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. >> the president, the governor and other officials assessed the damage. assured the state of the government's support. >> what i can promise you is the federal government will be working closely as possible and we will not quit until this is done. >> the state has several coastal areas that fuel $35 billion tourism industry. board walk inside ruins. the damage striking a cripple blow to the state's economy. >> all the fun time pier, nothing is left. all the rides are torn down, everything. >> the damage is minor compared to the things that are irreplaceable. >> if you look to your right, to your left, those are the things that can't be replaced. >> we did see ghosts and goblins inland yesterday. the governor has rescheduled halloween to monday. back to you guys. >> thank you. >> tragedy struck during storm recovery efforts at home. a contractor was killed when a tree fell on him in home wood road yesterday afternoon. two ambulance strike teams from maryland headed out to new jersey to help out with the recovery effort there. the crews are going to egg harbor township. each team consists of
and pledged the government support to help people suffering after the storm. >> my commitment to the people on this block, the people of this community and the people of the state is that that same spirit will carry all the way through until our work is done. >> the early ballpark figure on the damage and dollars is coming in the tens of billions. in atlantic city, new jersey, craig boswell. >>> here is a look at the sea side new jersey pier before sandy and after. the roller coaster has been swept out to sea. here is the historic atlantic city boards walk before the storm and now the boards whack reduced to a pile of sand and debris. >>> and the replica hms boundy on her way to galveston sank. many crew members are -- two crew members are still lost at sea. >>> let's check with sue palka. >> because of an area of high pressure, the low fresh sure has not been able to get out. we continue to get a little bit of wet snow in the mountains but that is winding down. certainly the big winds are gone, too. reremain in the krily air that that area of low pressure left us in. temperatures in the di
it will definitely have somewhat of an impact. people really hate the bipartisan ship in government. can really only help obama and romney should jump on the bandwagon and cozy up with the democratic governor. >> you heard the professor say it, they are going to pick the president today. watch all this live online. back to you. >> very interesting. thank you very much. >> we also have our eyes on the big u.s. senate race in virginia. last week george allen on for extended interview. today we talked in depth with tim kaine. he tried to set the record straight on where he stands on taxes. >> i have a simple tax plan. let the bush tax cuts expire. even they get the tax cut up to 500,000. if you let that expire, you raise $500 billion. that's the way we can avoid cuts. very simple plan. my opponent opposes it . that makes the deficit worse without helping the economy. >> you can see both full interviews with tim and george allen on our web site. >>> a pop star stuns at her halloween costume. see her new flattering figure ahead. >> is tim tebow off the market? find out which celebrity he was spotted with
promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and the president will be back on the trail today in nevada, colorado and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia after rallies yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters with a call for storm relief. >> please make sure that you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra, sent it to the red cross for our friends that are in harm's way. i love you. i appreciate it and together, we're going to win. >> reporter: later this week, the romney team starts a campaign splits they call the romney-ryan real recovery road rally. both campaigns still battling for the under voters that are generally favoring romney but the numbers have tightened. with the economy playing such a large role in this election, this question may be crucial. do you approve of the president's handling of the economy? 52% say they disapprove. that with new unemployment numbers due out tomorrow. >>> in washington, doug luzader, fox news
. >> i don't think what we need is another government bureau accurate that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be a president who actually understands job creation. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> this week the president's campaign has also started pouring money into democratic leaning states like michigan, minnesota, and pennsylvania. and don't forget about early voting. early voting resumed after being shut down for two days, and hours were extended. voters in d.c. only waited about 10 minutes yesterday to cast their ballots. tony and allison, back to you. >> final countdown. thank you, sir. >>> new this morning, in the district d.c. mayor gray announcing changes to fines on speed cameras. there's been concern about the fairness of the fines, while mak
. the federal government will be open tomorrow. employees still have the option for unscheduled leave or you can telework. you can find more information on the cancellations and information scrolling at the bottom of your screen. >>> the latest on the power outages. dominion virginia has gotten about 100,000 customers back online since the worst of the outages. they now have about 45,700 customers in the dark. pepco and bge have about 2,700 customers without power. >>> people who live in montgomery county are also recovering from this storm. officials say they were prepared for the worst, but fortunately the worst did not happen. fox 5's bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: about the worst we've seen is what happened here on glenn cove parkway in bethesda. part of a hollow red maple fell onto the house, another crashing into the car parked out front. this is why so many of us feared what sand would bring and yet there's a pal -- sandy would bring and yet there's a palpable sense of relief at least here in montgomery county. >> we have been very lucky. we've been without power and know how th
is accused of using a government only phone line for combat lines. he's reportedly made hundreds of calls since last august. juddson said he called the chat lines to stay awake driving home from baltimore. >>> could theout come of this sunday's football game predict the presidential election as well? we'll break down the so-called redskins rule, plus the players talk about why they must win their homecoming game. we'll be right back. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building h
government ahead of the storm? >> reporter: there has been criticism of the red cross. and from the new york city marathon coming up. many people believe they shouldn't go through with the new york city marathon because it's taking away so many resources: generators, policemen, fthe minds of a lot of people. the marathon, we're told s going to take place and that is going happen. the need here is for the stuff behind me. homes are destroyed and flooded out, and it's going be cold here tomorrow, will. >> as far as the marathon is concerned, mayor bloomberg saying this infuses $300 million into our local economy, so i think that is a push. i would imagine a big push there on staten island is trying to get the power back on. >> reporter: power is a major issue. there are policemen in every single intersection. because the power is out, so many gas stations can't power up to actually pump the gasoline, and that is why you see stations that do have power have so many long lines. it's just a domino affect. problem after problem after problem with the power and the power's been out here for a week
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